PRINCETON, N.J. -Senior Jeremy Sinclair won both hurdles events for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team Saturday as Luke Grau and the 4x100 relay also won for the Quakers at the Princeton Quad meet in Princeton, N.J. Villanova, Rutgers and the host Tigers joined Penn at Weaver Stadium.
Sinclair just missed out on qualifying for the IC4A's in the 110-meter hurdles. He won the event with a finish of 14.87, beating out freshman teammate Tim Carey's time of 14.95, and missing the IC4A's by two-hundreths of a second. In the 400-meter hurdles, Sinclair cruised to victory as he was nearly two full seconds better than the rest of the field. His winning time of 53.30 was an IC4A qualifier, though it did not top his previous qualifying mark set a week earlier at Franklin Field.
Grau took home the title in the 3,000 meters. The junior, along with junior teammate Philip Cawkwell pulled away from the rest of the 10-man field. Grau ended up with the win, crossing the finish line in 8:29.25, while Cawkwell was just a few strides behind at 8:32.64. No other competitor was within 10 seconds of the Quakers' pair.
Three freshmen carried the 4x100 relay team to victory in the first event of the day. The team combined for the best time of the season for the Quakers, improving their IC4A mark with a finish of 42.07.
Senior Darryll Oliver was the runner up in the 1,500 meters by just more than a second. It was the first outdoor event he has run this season in which he did not win, finishing in 3:54.32.
Sophomore Efayomi Carr was the top collegiate finisher in the triple jump. His leap of 14.12 meters (46 feet, 4 inches) was only topped by former Quaker Tuan Wreh who won unattached at 15.24 meters (50-00 ft.). Wreh is the school record holder in the event, set in 2002.
The 4x400 relay was second with a time of 3:18.75.
Next Saturday, Penn will head back to Weaver Stadium for Princeton's annual Larry Ellis Invitational.